Program Responsibilities

Office of Faculty Development (OFD) Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, management, coordination, structure and oversight of  JUMP
  • Evaluate, monitor, and track JUMP mentoring relationships, procedures, and processes
  • Work with DMFs and the Faculty Development Mentoring Committee to identify mentors, review JUMP, and monitor mentoring relationships
  • Create and distribute mentoring resources
  • OFD JUMP Manager serves as the primary contact person for JUMP and is responsible for day to day operations of JUMP and for all communications with JUMP participants

Faculty Development Mentoring Committee Responsibilities

  • Chaired by the Associate Dean of Faculty Development
  • Members are the DMFs and other mentoring experts
  • Provides general oversight of JUMP
  • Assists in identifying general Career Mentors
  • If necessary, assists in identifying Content-Specific Mentors
  • Identifies topics for training workshops and mentoring events
  • Reviews and evaluates mentoring partnerships and JUMP

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Encourage recently hired departmental junior faculty members to participate in JUMP
  • Chair appoints a DMF (or more depending on department size) based on mentoring interests and experience of departmental senior faculty
  • DMF responsibilities include:
    1. Acting as a JUMP Liaison between the department and OFD
    2. Serving as a member of the Faculty Development Mentoring Committee
    3. Identifying and encouraging senior faculty with appropriate skills/expertise to be a Content-Specific Mentor & providing  these recommendations to JUMP Manager
    4. Matching Content-Specific mentors with department junior faculty (based on the mentee application form and discussions with the junior faculty member; with assistance from Department Chair, and as needed OFD and JUMP Manager)
    5. Reporting mentoring pairing information to OFD
    6. Assisting with departmental/section mentoring problems (with Department Chair)
    7. Meeting with department chair & JUMP Manager regularly to review departmental mentoring component and identify/resolve issues
    8. Meeting as needed with each mentee to discuss their Content-Specific mentoring partnerships (e.g., are meetings occurring, what topics are covered, satisfaction, problems, etc.)
    9. Accountable in role of DMF to Department Chair and Associate Dean of Faculty Development

Quick Reference

Steven M. Block, MBBCH
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Career Development


Rita Groce
Program Manager


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